Fried halloumi and anchovy sandwich

    10 min

    You make think this sounds disgusting but when prepared correctly and using the best boneless anchovies, makes a delightful and taste-bud-tingling sandwich. Before I tried making these two singularly tasty foods into one smashing sandwich, I spent one Christmas eating up all the halloumi and anchovies I could find, together. I also thought it would taste horrible but I was pleasantly surprised. I think if you like eccentric and vibrant tastes then you too will enjoy this sandwich...

    Devon, England, UK
    2 people made this

    Makes: 1 sandwich

    • halloumi cheese
    • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar
    • 2 slices brown, white or 50-50 bread
    • 1 tin of anchovies

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Slice enough halloumi to cover one slice of bread. Fry the halloumi in half the oil and half the vinegar until golden brown.
    2. Warm the rest of the oil and vinegar for the bread - spread around pan. You won't want to fry the bread for too long, and if you would rather you could just soak the bread in the oil and vinegar; it gives the same taste.
    3. Fry bread in pan until all oil and vinegar has been soaked up by the bread.
    4. Turn off hob under pan. With bread still in pan; lay about 8 anchovies evenly across on slice of bread and then halloumi on top of that.
    5. Use a large spatula or two (if they are normal sized) to move the sandwich onto plate.

    To serve

    Serve with small sprig of basil and 1 grind of pepper if you like - adds a professional taste. Adults: drink some savoury white wine with this sandwich or water. Please note that the strong taste of the sandwich can make some drinks such as orange juice taste different, or bad. Enjoy!


    If you can't get hold of boneless anchovies and halloumi from your local store or supermarket, try buying 'Waitrose Cooks' Ingredients anchovy fillets in olive oil 114g' and 'Cypressa halloumi full fat soft cheese 250g' online at
    Thinly sliced homemade bread is best, not ready sliced from the supermarket.
    The vinegar is optional - but it adds great flavour to the bread.

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    Awesome Try it!!!!  -  31 Jul 2012